- A Project For: Lydia
- Age: newborn
- Location: Oregon
A romantic and and vintage room is her perfect spot to have sweet dreams.
This is the nursery I put together for my daughter. Her name is Lydia, after my great grandmother, so I wanted the room to have a vintage feel to it just like her name. I wanted it to be feminine and romantic, but baby friendly. I also kept in mind that big brother would be in there a lot too.
DIY projects with a vintage appeal on a budget with high hopes.
I had in my mind exactly what I wanted her room to look like, which of course led me to many dead ends in shopping for it. I made my son's bedding and room decor so decided to do the same for her. I made the crib bumper on high density foam to avoid it sagging once she started pulling herself up, and closed each end with velcro so it could be removed and washed. The crib skirt is one I had seen online for $600, but made myself. A long and tedious project, not necessarily hard. It was so worth it though, I love it. I made full length curtain panels in the same fabric to add dramatic feel, and covered the glider seat cushions (originally blue) as well. I found this amazing dresser on Craigs List and couldn't have made one better myself! I bought a nightstand at Goodwill and painted it to match the dresser. I loved the antique open frame I found at a garage sale and framed her name and hung them from the wire. The chandelier is from Ikea, which I had longed for for years prior! The first purchase once I found out she was a girl.
The dresser by far, the chandelier, and the crib skirt.
Keep the main pieces neutral (walls, floor, furniture) so that the pink doesn't over take the room and feel like a pepto bismol explosion. Look for antique finds in cheap places and refinish them to fit your look.
Posted on April 3, 2011
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